Wanderlust

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Here's something decidedly different, and quite enchanting. The second album from the Canadian-Indian singer revolves around the romantic ghazal form, but takes it to unimagined places, adding electric guitar to the mix at several points, and also, on three tracks, mashing up fado and ghazal quite beautifully. That seems an unlikely alliance, but on the tracks, especially the opener, "Jo Dil," it's perfectly natural, as Indian and Portuguese instruments work together. Elsewhere things are a little more traditional, although subtle use of electric guitar adds decidedly new textures to the material. Kiran Ahluwalia herself is a very supple, expressive singer (and a more ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
Here's something decidedly different, and quite enchanting. The second album from the Canadian-Indian singer revolves around the romantic ghazal form, but takes it to unimagined places, adding electric guitar to the mix at several points, and also, on three tracks, mashing up fado and ghazal quite beautifully. That seems an unlikely alliance, but on the tracks, especially the opener, "Jo Dil," it's perfectly natural, as Indian and Portuguese instruments work together. Elsewhere things are a little more traditional, although subtle use of electric guitar adds decidedly new textures to the material. Kiran Ahluwalia herself is a very supple, expressive singer (and a more than able composer, from the album's credits), who brings a joy to the material that ranges from the coy to the devotional. The arrangements frame her voice well, never crowding her, which is just as well, as she needs room to take flight properly. The lyrics, often ancient ("Teray Darsan" dates from the 15th century), are wonderful poetry, and in this setting they shine like precious gems.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/28/2007
  • Label: Four Quarters Ent
  • UPC: 822545180227
  • Catalog Number: 1802
  • Sales rank: 6,815

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Jo Dil (3:50)
  2. 2 Nerey Mathay (4:41)
  3. 3 Teray Darsan (4:34)
  4. 4 Haal-E-Dil (2:00)
  5. 5 Yakeenan (4:13)
  6. 6 Soch Ka (5:00)
  7. 7 Tumba (3:59)
  8. 8 Aks (3:58)
  9. 9 Jaag Na Jaag (7:01)
  10. 10 Haath Apne (6:00)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Kiran Ahluwalia Primary Artist, Vocals
Rez Abbasi Guitar
Ramesh Mishra Sarangui
Mark Duggan Percussion
Andrew Downing Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Rez Abbasi Arranger, Producer
Michael Marciano Engineer
Scott Hull Mastering
Yusuf Gandhi Executive Producer
Ian Menzies Management
Traditional Composer
Kiran Ahluwalia Arranger, Composer
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